Exclusive Interview: Then & Now Adina Howard !!!!

Before pop princesses where singing about S&M and “motivating” their men, sensual R&B phenom ADINA HOWARD, 36, had jaws dropping with her raunchy style in her 1995 hit, “Freak Like Me.”
Although we haven’t heard from her in a while, it’s a no-brainer Ms. “T-Shirt with No Panties On” is keeping things hot and not just on wax!

Not to long ago HOWARD announced that she will be getting married Oct 3rdto businessman SHERMAN JORDAN, and to show her love for her fans, she will be having a public wedding reception Friday, September 30th, 2011 at Myst Night Club in Arizona.
HOWARD recently caught up with Juicy to speak about her engagement, her latest endeavors, and being the best she could be. Get the low-down below:
JUICY: You have started so many new chapters in your life since we last heard from you,  to see you is an encouragement to always keep it moving…

Adina Howard: At the end of the day, you need to focus on your time, your desire and follow what speaks to your heart. Be the best at what you do. If you’re a janitor, be the best janitor, be the best teacher. Just be the best YOU that you can possibly be. It makes the world a better place when you are content.

JUICY: So what do you think of the R&B music scene today?

AH: I don’t (Laughs)…there is no more real music today.

JUICY: Back in the day did you think “Freak Like Me,” would be so big?
AH: I didn’t even think about it beforehand. I just did my job and I was focused. It’s great that it was that huge, but I was just doing my job.
JUICY: Now your just one man is seeing that freaky side? Congrats are in order, yes?

AH: Yes, thank you so much. Yes, I am now engaged.
JUICY: We hear that you are not only engaged, but you are in school too is that true?

AH: I’m in school working on my Associates in Culinary Arts. I  love to cook. I think its another form of entertainment and seduction. I love the instant gratification of feeding people. Also, I had to up my stock and add value to me as a brand.

JUICY: Cooking up a storm, but looking at you, you are so fit..

AH: Thank you. I am definitely a gym rat, but always being busy, I don’t always have time to work out. I have learned to be conscious of what I put in my mouth, and all the exercise I did over the years has also helped me to stay fit. I give myself growing room, but I like to look good, so I will not allow myself to go past a certain weight.

JUICY: We hear that! Is there a restaurant to follow the degree?

AH: Absolutely. I’m thinking it will be in Austin, TX. It will serve as a venue for entertainment as well. People will come in and wonder, ‘Okay, is Adina cooking tonight or singing?’ Singing will be a hobby for me, my restaurant and my business ventures take priority.

Juicy: Now that you are on to the next one so to speak, what have you learned from being in the music business?

AH: In this industry, they will give you crumbs on the table if they think you need them. I do this because I want to do this, not because I need to. I want to be here, I don’t have to be here. I walked away before….

To listen to her most recent single “Too Close,” along with snippets from her forthcoming album, go to AdinaHoward.com. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook for the latest.